How to Stay in the Present Moment

Many people live in the future. Why? Most people have a future that doesn’t mirror their present so they’d rather be in the future. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because Law of Attraction states, “…that which you give your attention to will manifest in your life.” However, staying in the future means your present is passing you by.

Staying present is easy. All it takes is for you to stop, look, and listen. Stop and look at the environment that surrounds you. Where are you at? What are you doing? Be present even when you’re washing the dishes. Listen to the sound of the water whooshing down the drain. Washing the dishes can be quite meditative if you let it.

Tips to stay present

1. Stop and pause. Take a couple of deep breaths and notice everything around you from the trees to other people to cars. This will keep you grounded in the present.

2. Stay out of the future by focusing on today which is all you have. No one knows for sure if tomorrow will ever come. You may as well enjoy today because tomorrow may not show up.

3. Be grateful for today. If today you can walk, run, and speak without assistance from medical devices, be grateful for that. Many people would give anything to breathe on their own without the assistance of an oxygen machine.

4. Go for a walk and notice everything in nature. Feel the sun on your skin, notice the howling of the wind, and listen to the birds chirp. This is great way to become grounded and centered.

Being present is all you have. Remember the saying, “…live for today because tomorrow may never come.” This could happen. If you’re caught up in the future you’ll miss out on opportunities today that could help you tomorrow.

Today, many people are stressing about their jobs and finances. In fact, most marriages break up over finances. If you step back and assess the situation, perhaps it’s not that bad. Maybe it’s a good lesson for you to go through a “cleansing” of some sort. This could mean staying at home and cooking with the family versus going out to eat all of the time. Perhaps the family that begins to cook together will grow closer. Cutting back can actually bring you closer together if you let it.

Don’t take today for granted because tomorrow may never come. Enjoy the music of life and focus on the positive and what’s working in your life such as your great health. Without your health, you couldn’t do what you wanted to do such as travel, run, or whatever it is that you desire to do. Be present, be grateful, and just be!

Tips on Presenting a Retirement Gift

Presenting an engraved gift at a retirement party is a great way to show gratitude for years of service. An engraved gift will be a treasured keep sake the retiree will display proudly for years to come.

This is a great opportunity to not only show the person leaving there hard work is appreciated. It is also a time to impress upon those still in your employ that there efforts are appreciated as well. Presenting the engraved retirement gift with dignity and honor will give the remaining employees the sense that the company really does care about their employees.

The gift should be presented at an event such as a retirement party or dinner. The recipient’s family and friends should be invited as well as a substantial number of staff. Especially those that worked closely with them. After Dinner a number of the upper management staff should say a few words on the retires behalf. These talks should be brief and include some appropriate humor or stories which those in attendance would appreciate. The event should come to an end with the presentation of the engraved retirement gift. The retiree should then have the opportunity to say a few words. This will make for a very memorial and special event.

The gift itself could be anything form a company award trophy, plaque, crystal bowl, clock, watch, engraved photo or silver tray. The store’s online have a large assortment of gifts and awards. It should be laser engraved using state of the art technology to insure a sharp clear impression.

The engraving should include the recipients name, title and date of retirement. You can also include the company name or logo and other information as space will allow. Logos and art work should be supplied to the engraving shop in the jpg format. You can sometimes save money and time by ordering from an online trophy store. If you do this make sure to allow enough time for production and shipping.

Follow these simple guidelines and you are sure to have an event that will show the appreciation and recognition the retiree deserves.

Tips on Choosing The Right Stock for Your Company Presentation Pocket Folder

Cardboard or paper stock used to make a presentation pocket folder is very important to deliver the right message to your corporate clients. Below are a few of the tips to help you choose the right stock.

Elegant Messenger
Presentation pocket folders are the messengers of your company information and services. If you think your message is for corporate people having a high rank then you might need to think of having your presentation pocket folder to look as elegant as possible. 100 lb cover stock or 120 lb plain white cover stock can be used to deliver this message with smooth glossy lamination. You might add some ink into it to give it the elegance you are looking for. Make sure the colors those are used, have a soft look to it and you might want to use soft touch lamination instead of the regular coating as soft touch has a bit of softness into it which adds to your elegance.

Classic Looking
To give your presentation pocket folder the look of a classic messenger you need to choose a stock that is classical in its feel and look. 120 lb matte stock is the best example of classical stock. It is smooth and have a nice matte finish to it. Printing really stands out on this stock and if you have the Matte laminated stock, it will add to its class. You might also want to add embossing option into it as embossing on matte stock really gives a great effect.

Professional Effect
To give your company presentation pocket folder the look of new generation with professional effects, you need to find a textured stock that will deliver a professional message itself. You can also add some spot or flood UV coating on top of it to give it extra professional look. The companies those are looking to deliver their professional message to corporate world should go with this option. Spot UV coating is a new method of giving the professional look to your printing material. This method of finishing has the ability to high light certain portion of the printing area while keeping other area dull. So it really works for professional companies.